Current Initiative

Joint NTI-GN Curriculum Initiative

Unit 1: What is NTI?

Students will: examine the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) reflect on the purpose of the NLCA and its relevance for Nunavut Inuit.

Negotiation – formal discussion between people who have different aims or intensions especially in business or politics. Agreement – formal decision about future action which is made by two or more countries, groups, or people. Benefit- the help that you get from something or the advantage that results from it. Compromise- a situation in which people … Continue reading U1 Language development

NLCA Reading Copies of NLCA

 Overview Young Canadians become eligible to vote in federal elections when they reach 18 years of age. Voters must also be 18 years of age to vote in Government of Nunavut elections. However, Inuit become eligible to vote in NTI elections when they reach 16 years of age. In Nunavut, a large part of the … Continue reading U1 Background Overview

Brainstorm Acronyms Activity Divide into two teams, give each team chart paper. Ask each team to brainstorm a list of five acronyms. Switch chart papers with the other team. Challenge the other team to give the full title for as many acronyms as possible within 15 minutes.

Think/Pair/Share NLCA acronym Tell each student to think about what they know about the NLCA. Find a partner and take turns sharing what they know. Each pair should join another pair to form a group of four. Each group should complete a KWL chart, recording what they collectively know about the land claim, and what they would … Continue reading U1 Connector

Form students into three groups. Assign each group one of the following words to research: Rights, obligations, responsibilities. Give students a copy of the Reading BLM 1.2. Instruct each group to read and identify bullet points for information under the heading that has been assigned to their group. Group 1 Rights identified for Inuit Group … Continue reading U1 Activity

Students record answers to all their Reflections questions in their learning logs. Content What percentage of the population in Nunavut is Inuit? When was the NLCA signed? Who signed the NLCA? When did negotiations start for the NLCA? How many articles are in the NLCA? Collaborative What benefits are included in the NLCA? What is … Continue reading U1 Reflections

Research Research groups-Land Rights, Wildlife Rights, Governance Rights, Language Rights.  Form four groups by posting up sentence strips with these four headings on different sides of the room.  Invite students to stand under the title that they are most interested in learning about.  You will have to limit participation so that groups are of equal … Continue reading U1 Follow-Up

Display maps-available in Social Studies and Civics- Grade 9 Resource binder. Have copies of the full NLCA available in the classroom.

Language work around terminology should be provided to ensure students understand the definitions and the use of these terms in the land claim context.

Student – Learning Fact Log Throughout this module students should record important facts and pieces of information in their learning logs. Teacher – Review KWL Review the student charts to address questions they have raised and to make sure these questions are filled addressed in the classroom.

NTI Elections 2014 - Nunavut Grade 9 Social Studies Teacher’s Guide

NTI Elections 2014 – Nunavut Grade 9 Social Studies Teacher’s Guide